Give water credit for time at school
Today, women and girls will spend more than 200 million hours collecting water for their families. This is time spent not working, caring for family members, or attending school.
A lack of access to safe water at home disproportionately impacts children. Their health and their opportunity for education can suffer. Without safe water at home, children are often assigned the task of water collection. If the water they collect is unsafe to consume, this can lead to the fact that every two minutes a child dies from a water-related disease. However, access to safe water at home can improve health and reduce time spent collecting water which can increase school attendance.
This is why we created WaterCredit. WaterCredit is a solution that empowers families with small, affordable loans to establish their own safe water taps and toilets at home. This means more kids around the world can spend their time in school.